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  • #537
    Frank
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bto7l3cKhvk

    Okay, I found this clip on YouTube (well, I found it on digg, but you get the idea) of a shitload of intros to old 80’s cartoons. Being a big fan of cartoons in the 80’s I figured what the hell. I can admit freely that as many intros as they fit into the 30 or so minutes of this thing, I think I have seen all of them save three or four. I was even impressed that they brought up Bravestarr.

    Here are a few things I thought about while watching this:

    1.) If you create a snazzy, toe-tapping intro number with words that everyone can remember, you increase your show’s chance of survival. (Doubt me? Quick, think about the songs for DuckTales, TMNT, Transformers and Dungeons and Dragons … can’t think of one of those, can you?)
    2.) Anything with Lou Scheimer’s name attached is going somewhere (at least for a few episodes). Scheimer was a busy guy in the 80s, producing: He-Man, She-Ra, Bravestarr, Ghostbusters (not the Real Ghostbusters, mind you) just to name a few.
    3.) Your cartoon will be more successful if you have some kind of animal in it, or if it’s about an animal. If the animal can talk, that means even bigger dollar signs.
    4.) I didn’t remember just how bad the Gobots were. I mean, damn. If you watched an episode of Transformers, then watched an episode of Gobots, you will notice that refried, reheated shit just doesn’t go down well.
    5.) We watched some eat-up shit back then and didn’t even think twice about it! He-Man/She-Ra? Basically the same thing. Bravestarr? So on a planet called “New Texas” you’re going to have a guy who is an Indian as your hero, but he’s going to have ears like a hawk, strength like a bear, eyes like a eagle and speed like a puma? A puma? Really, is that the best they could come up with?
    6.) Voltron is one of the most ripped-off shows in history. They actually had a rip-off show when Voltron was still on the air! Then they brought up the Power Rangers, which again, was a total rip-off. (Pink Ranger was hot) And, for the record, Voltron could be getting his metallic ass handed to him on a silver platter, but if he whooped out that blazing sword, that was your ass. You knew the episode was about over when the blazing sword came out.
    7.) For every show, there were at least 100 toys to go along with that show. Regardless. It wasn’t until I was older that I found out that He-Man was a toy before it was a cartoon. Also, as a side note, has anyone seen on IMDB where they’re talking about the new live-action He-Man for 2008? I’ve heard it was on, then off, then on again, etc. Bunch of people I’ve never heard of before cast to be in it. But I have heard of the woman who’s supposed to play Queen Marlena. She plays Hope on Days of Our Lives. I … uh … only know that because when I wasn’t watching cartoons as a kid, my grandmother made me watch “the soaps.”

    Okay, that’s my list. How about that? Knowledgeable about both cartoons and porn. I’m sure to make some dreamy girl proud!.

    #7983
    Frank
    Participant

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bto7l3cKhvk

    Okay, I found this clip on YouTube (well, I found it on digg, but you get the idea) of a shitload of intros to old 80’s cartoons. Being a big fan of cartoons in the 80’s I figured what the hell. I can admit freely that as many intros as they fit into the 30 or so minutes of this thing, I think I have seen all of them save three or four. I was even impressed that they brought up Bravestarr.

    Here are a few things I thought about while watching this:

    1.) If you create a snazzy, toe-tapping intro number with words that everyone can remember, you increase your show’s chance of survival. (Doubt me? Quick, think about the songs for DuckTales, TMNT, Transformers and Dungeons and Dragons … can’t think of one of those, can you?)
    2.) Anything with Lou Scheimer’s name attached is going somewhere (at least for a few episodes). Scheimer was a busy guy in the 80s, producing: He-Man, She-Ra, Bravestarr, Ghostbusters (not the Real Ghostbusters, mind you) just to name a few.
    3.) Your cartoon will be more successful if you have some kind of animal in it, or if it’s about an animal. If the animal can talk, that means even bigger dollar signs.
    4.) I didn’t remember just how bad the Gobots were. I mean, damn. If you watched an episode of Transformers, then watched an episode of Gobots, you will notice that refried, reheated shit just doesn’t go down well.
    5.) We watched some eat-up shit back then and didn’t even think twice about it! He-Man/She-Ra? Basically the same thing. Bravestarr? So on a planet called “New Texas” you’re going to have a guy who is an Indian as your hero, but he’s going to have ears like a hawk, strength like a bear, eyes like a eagle and speed like a puma? A puma? Really, is that the best they could come up with?
    6.) Voltron is one of the most ripped-off shows in history. They actually had a rip-off show when Voltron was still on the air! Then they brought up the Power Rangers, which again, was a total rip-off. (Pink Ranger was hot) And, for the record, Voltron could be getting his metallic ass handed to him on a silver platter, but if he whooped out that blazing sword, that was your ass. You knew the episode was about over when the blazing sword came out.
    7.) For every show, there were at least 100 toys to go along with that show. Regardless. It wasn’t until I was older that I found out that He-Man was a toy before it was a cartoon. Also, as a side note, has anyone seen on IMDB where they’re talking about the new live-action He-Man for 2008? I’ve heard it was on, then off, then on again, etc. Bunch of people I’ve never heard of before cast to be in it. But I have heard of the woman who’s supposed to play Queen Marlena. She plays Hope on Days of Our Lives. I … uh … only know that because when I wasn’t watching cartoons as a kid, my grandmother made me watch “the soaps.”

    Okay, that’s my list. How about that? Knowledgeable about both cartoons and porn. I’m sure to make some dreamy girl proud!

    #7977
    rob
    Participant

    I don’t know the Dungeons and Dragons one, but I knew all the rest. Duck Tales, ooh whoo oo! Heroes in a half shell. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Yeah, I’m a dork.

    I’ve been watching this for about 20 minutes now. There really is some crap in there. Thundarr the Barbarian? What a piece!

    Gobots. Heheh…I am a fucking robot! Mighty robot!

    #7981
    rob
    Participant

    I don’t know the Dungeons and Dragons one, but I knew all the rest. Duck Tales, ooh whoo oo! Heroes in a half shell. Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Yeah, I’m a dork.

    I’ve been watching this for about 20 minutes now. There really is some crap in there. Thundarr the Barbarian? What a piece!

    Gobots. Heheh…I am a fucking robot! Mighty robot!

    #7969
    Version3
    Keymaster

    Gadget was awful, but I still liked it just because of the few things he’d do to make me laugh. I wanted Penny to fall in a hole, and get impaled by an 18″ rubber cock and die.

    Ghostbusters, I was always super annoyed by how the “let’s go ghostbusters” was out of sync in the intro, and they never once fixed it the whole time that shit-show ran. In the real ghostbusters, I was always irritated by Eagon’s blonde hair, because for the most part they got those characters fairly close.

    Filmation owned the style of the 80s. I guess these days, it’s the last days of HIT entertainment (from Dallas, TX) and Funamation (also a home-town company). HIT owned the live action of the 90s. I wonder why there is usually just pretty much one company doing it all.

    I really liked Voltron… horrible cartoon, but I couldn’t help it. I really liked it. They used their own stock footage for 30% of every episode I think. Frank’s right… that blazing sword was the ultimate can of whoop ass.

    I’m just wondering if Inch High Private Eye is in this thing (I’m only 12 minutes into it).

    I fucking hated Duck Tales, and now that shit is going to be stuck in my head for like 6 days.

    The Fucking Littles man… another one of those that would get stuck in my head all of the time.

    I’m sure glad that the 90s brought on pallet cleansers like Freakazoid.

    Fucking Mario Bros… I always wanted to beat someone’s adult ass for that shit. Who the hell would have watched that one? Really, those live action fucks need a rap intro? Seriously? That’s a career ender if you ask me. And they needed two version of that damn show! I had forgotten that.

    Thundar… in the year 1994… how FUTURISTIC! Super Science huh? Conan rippoff with a wannabe Chewbacca.

    A Real American Hero….

    GI Joe and the Transformers have got to be 2 of the best 80s cartoons for guys… not matter how stupid some parts were, there was enough action to keep any kid hooked.

    Where the fuck are the Tundercats and Robotech? Are they in here?

    I hope someone got fired for Gobots as toys, and got anally fisted by Optimus Prime for the damn cartoon. I liked their commercial jingle better.

    Blackstar and the seven dwarves… now you know where the sword in from Halo came from eh?

    #7971
    Version3
    Keymaster

    Gadget was awful, but I still liked it just because of the few things he’d do to make me laugh. I wanted Penny to fall in a hole, and get impaled by an 18″ rubber cock and die.

    Ghostbusters, I was always super annoyed by how the “let’s go ghostbusters” was out of sync in the intro, and they never once fixed it the whole time that shit-show ran. In the real ghostbusters, I was always irritated by Eagon’s blonde hair, because for the most part they got those characters fairly close.

    Filmation owned the style of the 80s. I guess these days, it’s the last days of HIT entertainment (from Dallas, TX) and Funamation (also a home-town company). HIT owned the live action of the 90s. I wonder why there is usually just pretty much one company doing it all.

    I really liked Voltron… horrible cartoon, but I couldn’t help it. I really liked it. They used their own stock footage for 30% of every episode I think. Frank’s right… that blazing sword was the ultimate can of whoop ass.

    I’m just wondering if Inch High Private Eye is in this thing (I’m only 12 minutes into it).

    I fucking hated Duck Tales, and now that shit is going to be stuck in my head for like 6 days.

    The Fucking Littles man… another one of those that would get stuck in my head all of the time.

    I’m sure glad that the 90s brought on pallet cleansers like Freakazoid.

    Fucking Mario Bros… I always wanted to beat someone’s adult ass for that shit. Who the hell would have watched that one? Really, those live action fucks need a rap intro? Seriously? That’s a career ender if you ask me. And they needed two version of that damn show! I had forgotten that.

    Thundar… in the year 1994… how FUTURISTIC! Super Science huh? Conan rippoff with a wannabe Chewbacca.

    A Real American Hero….

    GI Joe and the Transformers have got to be 2 of the best 80s cartoons for guys… not matter how stupid some parts were, there was enough action to keep any kid hooked.

    Where the fuck are the Tundercats and Robotech? Are they in here?

    I hope someone got fired for Gobots as toys, and got anally fisted by Optimus Prime for the damn cartoon. I liked their commercial jingle better.

    Blackstar and the seven dwarves… now you know where the sword in from Halo came from eh?

    #7976
    rob
    Participant

    You know, I didn’t watch any of the Filmation shows. None of them. I hated them.

    I liked Duck Tales — probably because the animation was pretty good. But it definitely wasn’t my favorite. That definitely was Transformers and G.I. Joe.

    And speaking of Voltron — didn’t the guy in the black suit end up dead, and that’s why they brought the princess in?

    And don’t forget my two other favorites, probably not included because they were in the late ’70s I believe — G-Force, or Battle of the Planets, and Star Blazers. I’ve actually considered buying the DVD sets of those.

    #7979
    rob
    Participant

    You know, I didn’t watch any of the Filmation shows. None of them. I hated them.

    I liked Duck Tales — probably because the animation was pretty good. But it definitely wasn’t my favorite. That definitely was Transformers and G.I. Joe.

    And speaking of Voltron — didn’t the guy in the black suit end up dead, and that’s why they brought the princess in?

    And don’t forget my two other favorites, probably not included because they were in the late ’70s I believe — G-Force, or Battle of the Planets, and Star Blazers. I’ve actually considered buying the DVD sets of those.

    #7972
    Bucho
    Participant

    Man, there’s some memories there. I liked the He Man action figures ok but the cartoon was horrible. I totally loved The Real Ghostbusters and totally hated that other Ghostbusters show with that damn monkey, not out of any loyalty or sense of genuineness, just because it sucked so bad. I hated The Littles, Beatlejuice and Dungeons and Dragons (I still want to chop that fucking unicorn into little pieces and feed it to a volcano). We never got a lot of the cartoons in the clip in NZ and from those intros I guess we weren’t missing much.

    Dangermouse was awesome, it seemed so much smarter and funnier than other shows from the 80s, way ahead of its time. I always liked Gadget’s slapstick and grew up on Uncle Scrooge comics so I loved Duck Tales. GI Joe and TMNT were badass, I always wanted to be Gung Ho and Raphael.

    A live action He Man would be one of the most camp ideas Hollywood has had for a while.

    My other favourites were Looney Tunes and a few Hanna-Barberra shows (not necessarily made in the 80s) like Hong Kong Fooey, Top Cat, Smurfs and Snorks, Flintstones and Jetsons. One of my all time favouites from when I was real young was Beany and Cecil but I hardly remember it apart from the catchphrases and Beany being able to fly with his propeller hat. Roger Ramjet was awesome.

    Now I think about it us 80s kids were shafted when it came to cartoon quality, we were served up tons of shit compared to the 60s.

    - Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.

    #7974
    Bucho
    Participant

    Man, there’s some memories there. I liked the He Man action figures ok but the cartoon was horrible. I totally loved The Real Ghostbusters and totally hated that other Ghostbusters show with that damn monkey, not out of any loyalty or sense of genuineness, just because it sucked so bad. I hated The Littles, Beatlejuice and Dungeons and Dragons (I still want to chop that fucking unicorn into little pieces and feed it to a volcano). We never got a lot of the cartoons in the clip in NZ and from those intros I guess we weren’t missing much.

    Dangermouse was awesome, it seemed so much smarter and funnier than other shows from the 80s, way ahead of its time. I always liked Gadget’s slapstick and grew up on Uncle Scrooge comics so I loved Duck Tales. GI Joe and TMNT were badass, I always wanted to be Gung Ho and Raphael.

    A live action He Man would be one of the most camp ideas Hollywood has had for a while.

    My other favourites were Looney Tunes and a few Hanna-Barberra shows (not necessarily made in the 80s) like Hong Kong Fooey, Top Cat, Smurfs and Snorks, Flintstones and Jetsons. One of my all time favouites from when I was real young was Beany and Cecil but I hardly remember it apart from the catchphrases and Beany being able to fly with his propeller hat. Roger Ramjet was awesome.

    Now I think about it us 80s kids were shafted when it came to cartoon quality, we were served up tons of shit compared to the 60s.

    - Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.

    #7968
    Version3
    Keymaster
    Bucho wrote:
    A live action He Man would be one of the most camp ideas Hollywood has had for a while.

    You mean another live action He-man would be…

    don’t forget that Dolf Lungren crap.

    I should have said earlier that Filmation owned the 80s specific cartoons… because, let’s face it: even after the 70s, Hanna Barbara still owned animated television in the 80s.

    #7970
    Version3
    Keymaster
    Bucho wrote:
    A live action He Man would be one of the most camp ideas Hollywood has had for a while.

    You mean another live action He-man would be…

    don’t forget that Dolf Lungren crap.

    I should have said earlier that Filmation owned the 80s specific cartoons… because, let’s face it: even after the 70s, Hanna Barbara still owned animated television in the 80s.

    #7982
    Frank
    Participant

    Did anyone watch the new He-Man cartoons Cartoon Network did a couple of years ago? I thought those were pretty well done. As for live action, the Dolph Lundgren version really kinda bummed me out. Horrible writing, horrible acting, horrible all around. But who knows? John Woo’s supposedly attached to the film.

    #7984
    Frank
    Participant

    Did anyone watch the new He-Man cartoons Cartoon Network did a couple of years ago? I thought those were pretty well done. As for live action, the Dolph Lundgren version really kinda bummed me out. Horrible writing, horrible acting, horrible all around. But who knows? John Woo’s supposedly attached to the film.

    #7973
    Bucho
    Participant
    Version3 wrote:
    You mean another live action He-man would be…

    don’t forget that Dolf Lungren crap.

    God damn it Bryan, I must have blocked that out! But you had to bring it back to the surface didn’t you …

    A live action He Man could still be entertaining if the right writers are involved, I was just remembering how camp he was with his outfit. Conan was kind of like that too.

    - Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.

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